TEAM NEWS – NEATH v NARBERTH (HOME) SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st, 2022 KICK OFF 2.30pm
After narrowly missing out on what would have been a memorable victory in a fine encounter last week at Championship favourites Pontypool, Neath host Narberth at The Gnoll on Saturday (kick off 2.30pm).
Both teams go into the match with two wins and a defeat behind them : Neath have beaten Bargoed (34-20) and Bedwas (37-7) whereas Narberth have beaten Ystrad Rhondda (16-3) and Bedwas (27-26) but just lost to Bargoed (25-28).
Neath coach Patrick Horgan said, “We had our chances last week but that is done now. In many ways Narberth will be more difficult for us. They have a good scrum, a strong lineout and always give a good account of themselves so it is up to us to impose ourselves, keep our patterns and do what we do best.”
It will be a notable day for two Neath players – scrum-half Macauley Griffiths and No.8 David Griggs – who will be making their 50th appearances for the Club.
Macauley Griffiths is one of four changes to the starting line-up, winger James Roberts, prop Jack Powell and hooker Sion Crocker also returning.
Neath v Narberth (Home)
15 Lewis Evans; 14 James Roberts, 13 Ryan Evans (captain), 12 Ben Atkins, 11 Aled Brew; 10 Steff Williams, 9 Macauley Griffiths; 1 Jack Powell, 2 Sion Crocker, 3 Tim Ryan; 4 Sam Langford, 5 Jon Barley; 6 Jacob Blackmore, 8 David Griggs, 7 Owain Morgan
Replacements – 16 Josh Clark, 17 Gareth Lloyd, 18 Ioan Jones, 19 Nicky Griffiths, 20 Jon Bayliss
Referee – Mr. Gareth Newman (Abergavenny)
🎟 Adults £8 – U16s FREE
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Forthcoming Fixtures :-
Sat. Oct. 8 Trebanos Away 2.30pm League
Sat. Oct. 15 Tonna Away 2.30pm Non-League
Sat. Oct. 22 Beddau Home 2.30pm League
Sat. Oct. 29 Tata Steel Away 2.30pm League